Looking for a last minute getaway this holiday weekend? A historic 44 million people are traveling for this long weekend, and many will hit the roads. So instead of sitting in traffic, grab a quick flight and head to the Caribbean, which enjoys great rates and warm temperatures without risk of hurricane this July 4th. Here are four of our favorite options perfect for every kind of traveler.
Girls Getaway: St. Lucia
For those in need of a true beach getaway to relax, located alongside St. Lucia’s coveted Marigot Bay, Marigot Bay Resort and Marina is a luxury getaway inviting travelers from around the world to experience the ultimate island immersion. The resort features 124 guest rooms, which includes 57 suites. Each room at the resort comes with a spacious veranda, extensive views of the bay or lush tropical gardens, and 35 rooms provide guests with private hot tubs.
Adventure Seekers: Puerto Rico
From the Guajataca Forest and the Camuy caves, to the Taino Indian history in Jayuya, and the Bioluminescent bays of La Parguera, Puerto Rico is a playground, and Royal Isabela is right in the heart of it all. If you’re looking for a vacation that’s more than just a beach, Royal Isabela is perfectly located along the rugged northwest coast of the island, where adventure-seekers come for the best surfing, challenging golf, immersive snorkeling and unparalleled scuba diving.
Family Time : Paradise Island
The Coral at Atlantis is the go-to destination getaway for families. The Coral features family-centric accommodations and offerings, including pint-sized robes and slippers, pool with a swim-up ice pop bar for kids, an in-lobby gelateria featuring local ingredients and more. A Family Trip Planner is available exclusively to guests of The Coral for families to customize their vacation experience. Think reserving poolside cabanas, scheduling family swims at Dolphin Cay and making dining reservations.
Romantic Rendezvous: Turks & Caicos
Set on the beautiful island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Amanyara is the ultimate romantic island getaway. As the property sits on the edge of a 4,000 acre marine national park, the resort is a secluded nature haven in the Caribbean. Set at one end of the resort’s 1,000-metre (3,300-foot) white-sand beach, Amanyara’s Beach Club provides a range of complimentary water sports equipment, from Hobie Cats and stand-up paddle boards, to ocean kayaks and snorkeling gear ideal for couples looking to explore the island. Amanyara’s fully-equipped Dive Pavilion provides access to some of the world’s best wall and reef diving, as well as a range of scuba diving courses. The resort’s luxurious open-air Pavilions and Villas are ideal for couples to take in the sounds of the ocean waves. With stunning views of turquoise waters and vibrant coral reefs to explore, this Turks and Caicos retreat is a couples paradise. Amanyara recently launched two new food and beverage experiences available for both guests and non-residents to enjoy. The Barrel pop-up bar located next to the resort’s Beach Club, will provide an intimate setting to enjoy pre or post dinner cocktails. Expertly mixed concoctions incorporating barrel aged spirits will include, the Rum Old Fashion, using aged Mount Gay Rum and the Vieux Carre, which uses a blend of Rittenhouse aged rye whiskey. All will be served in addition to a selection of classic cocktails including the Pomegranate Martini and Traditional Daiquiri. Small bites to accompany the cocktails will also be available, along with a selection of locally caught seafood.